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gun to her son, even though she knew he was using marijuana. that was the gun, police say, that killed emma redlinger. police say the shooting itself was unintentional. again - five people total are now charged in connection with emma redlinger's death. the attorney general will now review whether the cedar rapids school district and a contractor should face a lawsuit over handling of asbestos in a school. the complaints stem from renovations at washington high school last summer. the d-n-r alleges contractors, staff, and students may have been exposed to the asbestos. the form of insulation has been linked to cancer. the environmental protection commission today forwarded the case to the attorney general. kcrg t-v nine's forrest saunders was at today's hearing in des moines... .... and he joins us live to report on what happened. commissioners voted unanimously for both referrals. the complaints claim the district and abatement specialists did not
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asbestos during the renovation work. now it's up to the ag's office to determine if either should face a civil lawsuit and penalties. attorneys tell us those penalties are capped at $10- thousand dollars per day, per violation.it could be a long investigative process. the ag's office might drop the cases, or take anywhere from months to years to review the evidence, or collect more. cedar rapids schools superintendent brad buck said he was disappointed with the epc's ruling, but says he'll continue to defend the district's moves. ""i think our narrative will remain the same. there were things that happened along the way. we worked with the abatement company through that process as well as architects. when the dnr became involved, we worked with them." attorneys with abatement specialties said they too are disappointed, but will continue to fight. at six we talk with some of the construction workers who were at washington during the
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they're ecstatic. live in des moines, forrest saunders, kcrg-tv9 news. a semi roll-over yesterday on i-380 leaked some liquid runway de- icer and diesel fuel into the coralville reservoir. the iowa d-n-r says 36- hundred gallons of de-icer and 50 gallons of diesel reached the reservoir. the d-n-r will monitor the spill. it says the de-icer might turn the water bright green, but it's not a long- term hazard. chief meteorologis t joe winters joins us now with your first forecast. joe, are we done with those flurries that fell this morning? more clouds than sunshine dominate the weather for the remainder of the week, but is does come with a warmup. overnight, if we see any clearing, some fog could develop, although that looks like a slight chance at this point. highs start in the lower 30s wednesday with 40s and 50s ahead for thursday and friday. friday's warmth will be tempered a
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a dry and quiet weather pattern right into the weekend. tonight: mostly cloudy low: 17-23 winds: nw 5-10tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 29-35 winds: se 5-10 bruce and beth... right now.... here is a live look at interstate 380 from a d-o-t tonight will those who depend on mass transit to get around. the corridor metropolitan planning organization is asking for input to improve transit in the cedar rapids area. the group will get four million dollars in federal funding in 20- 20 but needs to identify how it will spend that money by this summer. "we wanted to know what people like about the don't like and in ways we might be
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an open house is underway now until 6-20 at the ground transportation center in downtown cedar rapids. you can also take part by filling out an online survey. we've put a link to that with this story on kcrg-dot-com. a female student says someone was videotaping her in the shower last night at a university of iowa residence hall. university police say it happened at burge hall. the woman said she confronted the man and he ran off. an officer later found a man hiding in a bathroom and tried to arrest him. but the man fought the officer and got away. the university says it is changing locks on all shower stalls because of the incident. black cloth now drapes the empty chair where justice antonin scalia sat on the u-s supreme court. a public viewing of his casket will take place in the court's great hall on friday. president obama and senate democrats want to fill scalia's seat quickly and are promising a
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support. but republicans controlling the senate would be able to block any nominee, since they want the next president to pick scalia's replacement. that includes iowa senator chuck grassley who chairs the judiciary committee. since 1900, the senate has voted on eight supreme court nominees during election years. six were confirmed. the most recent came in 1988 under president ronald reagan when the senate unanimously confirmed justice anthony kennedy. that year, chuck grassley voiced support to confirm kennedy. "i am pleased to announce that judge kennedy has met all three parts of this test and has earned my vote for confirmation." senator grassley held events today in eastern iowa. kcrg t-v nine's dave franzman was there and joins us live from marengo. dave, how did the senator explain his comments from 29 years ago?
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here in marengo for a town hall meeting earlier today. and he noted his comments about justice kennedy's nomination were different. he said that's because kennedy was the last of three nominees and the process had started the year before president reagan's final year in office. a couple of questions from the audience during the hour long event concerned the supreme court vacancy and whether republicans would even consider a nominee made by president obama. two activists planned to shadow grassley at each of three events asking if he would allow hearings. the senator made no promises either way. "the president has the authority...the senate has the responsibility we hope he does his job" "the senate has the right to consent or not consent so we'll be following the constitution" senator grassley used the
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time" repeatedly when asked what his judiciary committee would do if the president does nominate someone in his final year in office. tonight at six, we'll tell you what senator grassley said about claims republicans will pay a political prices if they don't at least vote on a supreme court nominee. live in marengo, dave franzman kcrg tv9 news. after a trip to the rose bowl, the hawkeyes are cashing in on success, but their fans will be paying the price. and iowa's ready. that's the latest assessment from iowa's medicaid director ahead of the transition to privatized care.
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more clouds than sunshine dominate the weather for more clouds than sunshine dominate the weather for
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warmup. overnight, if we see any clearing, some fog could develop, although that looks like a slight chance at this point. highs start in the lower 30s wednesday with 40s and 50s ahead for thursday and friday. friday's warmth will be tempered a bit by windy conditions. enjoy a dry and quiet weather pattern right into the weekend. tonight: mostly cloudy low: 17-23 winds: nw 5-10tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 29-35 winds: se 5-10tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 20-26 winds: se 5-15thursday: mostly cloudy, milder
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p/cloudy, windy, mild high: 55 - low: 45 saturday: mostly sunny, mild high: 54 - low: 37 sunday: partly cloudy high: 49 - low: 32 monday: partly cloudy high: 40 - low: 29 tuesday: mostly cloudy high: 38 - low: 26
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thanks joe.
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from the state's medicaid director as iowa gets ready to switch a privatized system. are scheduled system on march first. that's after the federal government ordered iowa to delay the privatization by two months because it wasn't ready. today, iowa medicaid director mikki stier addressed the 16 issues the federal centers for medicaid services identified. they included expanding the network of doctors and hospitals that will accept medicaid patients. stier also said the state has stepped up comminication efforts to answer questions from patients. some lawmakers asked about the state's readiness now, but stier insisted iowa is ready.
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months to sort this thing out?mikki: the state is ready, the state was ready in january, we're more ready now." the state expects the centers for medicaid services to decide soon on whether to iowa can move forward with medicaid privatization on march first. opponents say they have proof a planned oil pipeline through iowa won't benefit the state. iowa is the only state not to approve plans for the dakota access pipeline to carry crude oil from north dakota to illinois. pipeline opponents want the iowa utilities board to consider the fact congress lifted a ban on oil exports. they argue that bolsters arguments the pipeline won't directly benefit iowa, which is a requirement for such projects. dakota access argues iowans will benefit from reduced reliance on imported oil. iowa hawkeye football season tickets went on sale this week, and fans will have to pay a little more to see them play this fall.
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is 415 dollars. that's up from 395 dollars last year. the university expects to sell more than 30- thousand season tickets this year, with a cap of 43-thousand tickets. the hawkeyes expect last year's 12-and-0 record and this fall's schedule will lead to a heavy demand for tickets. " as long as i've done this i can't think of a more attractive schedule than we have this year, really. all the red teams come to town that we love to beat and we love to have come to town, wisconsin and iowa state, we've got michigan coming, we've got nebraska coming. " single game tickets will go on sale in july. the most expensive ticket will be 85-dollars, up from 70 dollars last season. this year's nine who care winners. this volunteer is now up for a national award. we'll show you what keeps her pedalling to help in the fight against
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all week, we've showcased this year's 9 who care honorees... 9 volunteers who have made big impacts in their communities. tonight, we showcase our jefferson award nominee. jackie bailey will travel to washington d-c this june for the national award ceremony. kcrg t-v nine's mark carlson shows her work and what keeps her pedaling on. "in my opinion we don't do the work that everybody else does in our committee." jackie bailey is one humble person. alongside her husband, tom, she started and now oversees the courage ride, a bike ride that raises thosuands for cancer research. and it requires a whole lot of careful planning. "all of the credit goes to our
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but jackie, has a story to tell, and a reason why she works so hard to make sure every year the courage ride returns to eastern iowa. "we started the ride in 2005 to honor our son seth who passed away from sarcoma cancer in 2003 after an eight year battle."seth was 25. over the past ten years the courage ride has raised 300-thousand dollars to help doctors learn more about sarcoma. and most of the money has gone directly to the holden comprehensive cancer center in iowa city. "since we've been partnering with them, they have now been able to do clinical trials, which they couldn't do when our sons was going through cancer, they now have 14 clinical trials, they have two or three specific sarcoma doctors hired." jackie says what she's been through. is what drives her to help others. "that's what keeps us going, it's awesome to
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jackie says she knows seth is looking down with pride, and she has proof. "as he lay dying that morning, i whispered in his ear, seth when we see a red-tailed hawk we will know you are okay, and things are okay, you would not believe the red tailed hawks we have seen since." so if you decide to hop on your bike and head for the johnson - washington county line for this years courage ride. keep your eye out, for hawks that will certaily be looking out for you. mark carlson, kcrg tv nine news. we honored all of our 9 who care winners at a banquet last saturday evening. you can see that ceremony and hear from the honorees themselves in a t-v nine special that airs tomorrow night at seven on kcrg nine point two. now here's a look at what's coming up at 5:30 on abc's
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recapping today's top stories, 5 people are we'll check out details of a plan for coralville lake to help monitor boat traffic on the water. and find out why the linn county sheriff's office says there will be no charges for a recent shooting.
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tonight at ten.
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now charged in connection with the shooting death of 14 year-old emma redlinger. the teenager died in what police call an accidental shooting a year ago. one 17 year-old is charged with involuntary manslaughter. prosecutors say robyn merchant gave her son the gun used in the shooting even though she knew he used drugs. the attorney general will now reveiew complaints against the cedar rapids school district and a contractor. the complaints say the district and contractor did not contain asbestos during rennovations at washington high school last summer. let's go back to joe now for a final look at tonight's forecast. more clouds than sunshine dominate the weather for the remainder of the week, but is
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warmup. overnight, if we see any clearing, some fog could develop, although that looks like a slight chance at this point. highs start in the lower 30s wednesday with 40s and 50s ahead for thursday and friday. friday's warmth will be tempered a bit by windy conditions. enjoy a dry and quiet weather pattern right into the weekend. tonight: mostly cloudy low: 17-23 winds: nw 5-10tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 29-35 winds: se 5-10 thank you for joining us for kcrg-tv9 news at 5. now we go to new york for abc's world news with david muir. breaking news tonight. storms slamming both coasts. in the east, treacherous driving, a dangerous mix of sleet and rain. the pileups. 60 60-mile-per-hour winds. across the south, 20 reported tornadoes. the woman trapped under her home, rescued. and in the west tonight, bracing for a major system, too. also breaking tonight, the new polls coming in now. where do donald trump and hillary clinton now stand in
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and former president george w. bush taking aim at trump. also developing, the supreme court. the president just moments ago, saying, "i intend to do my job. i expect them to do their job, as well." a message to the senate. the case of the serial killer, far worse than first thought. accused in ten deaths, now linked to several others. what was discovered in his home. and mic check. america loves adele, but millions watching wondering, what happened? tonight, adele's own explanation, right here. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a tuesday night. we begin tonight with a very dangerous commute home. a storm hitting in the east, another one about to hit in the west. and in the south tonight, multiple tornadoes, the pictures just coming in. an ef-1 tornado confirmed outside miami. winds about 100 miles an hour.

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